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                         QUOTES ABOUT TRUTH
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It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course,
you are an exceptionally good liar. -Jerome K. Jerome

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many
regrets. -Arthur C. Clarke

Whoever is afraid of submitting any question, civil or religious, to
the test of free discussion, is more in love with his own opinion than
with truth. -T. Watson

Truth is not determined by majority vote. -Doug Gwyn

A comfortable falsehood will always win out over an uncomfortable
truth.

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by
drop the truth which is bitter to us. -Denis Diderot

The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth.
-G. C. Lichtenberg

Answers given with authority negate the search for truth. -Neil Innes

We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful what we pretend to 
be. -Kurt Vonnegut

Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.
-Arabic Proverb

Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority
of the people. -Giordano Bruno

Love truth, but pardon error. -Voltaire

We occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of us pick ourselves
up and hurry on as if nothing happened.

There is a continuing, mandatory need for heresy in its most profound
sense; for freedom to choose and follow truth wherever it leads.
-William Edelen 

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to
get its pants on. -Winston Churchill

The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to
discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
-Frederick II, the Great

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

The pursuit of truth shall set you free - even if you never catch up
with it. -Clarence Darrow

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction
a sign of truth. -Blaise Pascal 

Truth fears no questions.

Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find
out the truth. -Ashleigh Brilliant

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells
us the truth about its author. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he
will pick himself up and continue on. -Winston Churchill

Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
-Flannery O'Connor

An old error is always more popular than a new truth. -German proverb

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize
the truth. -Pablo Picasso 

The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for
the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling. -Robert M. Pirsig 

If you truly want honesty, don't ask questions you don't really want
the answer to.

The truth is out there? Does anyone know the URL? 

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
-Mark Twain

In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain. 
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.
-Arab proverb

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent. -William Blake

I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of
principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't. 
- Mark Twain

It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen. -Homer Simpson

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. -Mark Twain

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
-Andre Gide

When in doubt, tell the truth.
-Mark Twain

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the
demand. -Josh Billings

The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. 
-Niels Bohr


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